Why the boiling point of carboxylic acids is higher than that of the corresponding alcohols ?

In case of carboxylic acids the OH bond is more polar due to the presence of carbonyl group.

The C=O group attracts more electrons towards itself which makes the -OH more polar. Due to higher polarity the magnitude of H-bonding also increase considerably in case of carboxylic acids as compared to alcohols. So the boiling point of carboxylic acids also increase.


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